The Johnson Home, in Hiram, Ohio, is the carefully restored home where John and Elsa Johnson lived in the 1830s. Joseph and Emma Smith lived in this home for one year. While they were there, Joseph received 16 revelations that are now recorded in the Doctrine and Covenants. He also worked on his inspired translation of the Bible. President Gordon B. Hinckley dedicated the Johnson Home on October 28, 2001, after which it was opened to the public. Today the home is open for guided tours. For information about visiting the historic Johnson Home, click or tap here.
One night, a group of men broke into this home and ripped Joseph from his bed. They forced him outside and carried him to a meadow some distance away, where they tarred and feathered him. The next day, after Emma nursed his wounds and cleaned the tar and feathers from his skin, he delivered a sermon.
Probably the most well-known revelation Joseph Smith received in the Johnson Home is the vision recorded in Doctrine and Covenants 76. In that vision, he and Sidney Rigdon saw God the Father and Jesus Christ and learned of different kingdoms of glory that people will inherit after they are resurrected.
Get a glimpse into the lives of two new converts: Eliza R. Snow and Lorenzo Snow. Learn about their interactions with Joseph Smith and their experiences in the Kirtland Temple.
Explore five places in and around Kirtland, Ohio, where Joseph and Emma Smith lived—homes that became places of revelation.
Contemplate the joys and trials of the early Saints in Kirtland as you read about the experiences of John and Elsa Johnson and their children.
Investigate historic places around historic Kirtland, including places of revelation at the Morley farm and the Johnson farm.
Gain a clearer picture of early Church history. Examine the Church’s growth and challenges in Ohio and Missouri from 1830 to 1839.
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